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Apr 9, 2018
“Fantastic Prime Rib Diner Cruise”
May 14, 2017
“sold down the river”
Home of: Spirit of Dubuque, Miss Dubuque & Ice Harbor Galley The Spirit of Dubuque is the area's only authentic paddle-wheeler on the Mississippi River. The Spirit of Dubuque offers exciting family entertainment. Cruising May-October with daily 1...more
400 E 3rd St, Dubuque, IA 52001-2301
+1 563-583-8093
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We were looking forward to this cruise again until I heard the boat was sold! What a big disappointment!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank tuxedofrank
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The boat has sailed. Sold to Cincinnati. Another local attraction sinks off the surface. There are other boats but none like this one. Gives me a sinking feeling.

Date of experience: May 2017
10  Thank william h
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery.a fantastic way to get a view of the city. Boat Goes to the lock and dam and turns back. Wonderful food, friendly staff and entertainment was good. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Shelly Morisch H
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We called for a last minute reservation and there was availability. We did the supper cruise. Boarded at 5:30, left at 6, returned about 8. Beautiful night. I thought the narration was great. It wasn't a full ride, so that was nice. The meal was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank halvie
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Did the standard tour without lunch or dinner. Cruise lasted an hour and a half and on this lovely sunny day it was a pleasure. Nice slow journey on a very smooth Mississippi River. Lots of trees bridges and houses on the hillsides to look...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Fromhome1
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We took the sunset dinner cruise and had a great time. Views were beautiful and I had never been on a paddle boat. Dinner was plentiful (buffet style) and very good. The Captain could have done a better job with his tour speech, he seemed...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rachel F
Reviewed September 7, 2016

To visitors of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a relaxing paddle boat ride and see the beautiful colors of the Fall on your excursion. A narrative of the scenic Mississippi river is included. Watch for eagles, as the area is blessed with them.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Carol S
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful weather helped make this trip a lot of fun. The captain was a little verbose, but the information was all interesting. Bar on board so beverages were available the entire cruise. It is a very pleasant way to spend a couple hours and the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Signe H
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Twice in the last 8 years we have gone on a day trip to the Dubuque area to do various things. Both times we looked forward to taking a real riverboat tour. BOTH times the boat was down for repairs for the day. Their website...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank linda624
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We were pretty much the only two families on the boat so the service was over the top. Kids all had several kiddie cocktails and we all enjoyed the lunch. Scenery was nice. If we do it again I would probably skip the meal and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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